Coal mining is a dangerous job. Every time you go into the mine, you put yourself at risk. You're underground, it's dark, and there isn't a lot of space to move around.
It's easy to trip, fall, or crash into things. Noise from loud machinery can affect your hearing. Operating heavy equipment wears on your body. Sometimes, no matter how many safety measures are taken, accidents happen.
Our coal mining accident attorneys will work with you to sort through these issues and figure out your options. We know that you've put in your time and want to move on with your life, and we're here to help you do that.
Statistics show that thousands of workers are hurt in coal mines each year, and some of these injuries are fatal. Coal miners can sustain a number of injuries on the job, but some of the most common ones are:
Unlike many other professions, there's no "light duty" work option in mines, so injuries often end your career. This puts coal miners and their families in a tough position – missing important pay and unsure of what to do next.